ST ALOYSIUS INDUSTRIAL TRAINING INSTITUTE, MANGALORE-575003
International Skill exchange Programme
Date: 03rd February, 2018
International Skill Exchange Programme was organised in St Aloysius Industrial Training Institute on 3rd February, 2018. The focus of the programme was on empowering girls through skill training and making them competent. Mr Alberto Passani and Mrs silvana Rizzi were the dignitaries from Italy. The programme began with a prayer song. A beautiful and traditional welcome dance set the tone for the programme. Mr Robin Vas- Junior Training Officer welcomed every one on behalf of the institution. The dignitaries were introduced to the students by Rev Dr Leo Dsouza SJ- former Director of the institution. He said, “ Mr Alberto Passani is a well known artist in Italy because of his beautiful paintings. Mrs Sivana Rizzi ia grand niece of Br Antonio Moscheni who had painted the world famous paintings in St Aloysius Chapel. Both of them are actively involved in social service works, especially for the poor. On their visit to India every year, they make it a point to visit Aloysian Boys Home, an orphanage run by St Aloysius Institution Management and spend time with them.” Present Director of the institution Rev Fr Eric Mathias SJ felicitated the guests with a shawl and peta. Talking to the students, Italian visitor Mrs Silvana Rizzi said, “It is indeed a great experience to be associated with St Aloysius ITI in empowering rural youth, especially girls. Apart from Sewing technology which is mainly taken up by girls, the institution has recently started a plumber course for ladies. The quality of training in this institution is superior and we are confident the girls who take up this course would be able to stand shoulder to shoulder with boys. The world has tremendous opportunity for the girls in the technical field. Girls must make use of the opportunity being presented by this institution and become self reliant.” Mr Vincent Mendonsa Principal, Mr Romius Dsouza- Training Officer and Mr Roshan Dsouza- Vice principal were also present. Students presented a cultural show. Mr Shreyas -first year student, proposed vote of thanks. Mr Adolf Rodrigues, student of MMV trade conducted the programme.
The dignitaries also visited the newly inaugurated sani-tech lab which was constructed and donated by M/S Jaquar & Co Ltd and expressed their appreciation. The sani-tech lab is equipped with modern sanitary fitments. Under the training tie-up with M/s Jaquar & Co Ltd, the institution is offering sanitary technology course for ladies, which is the first of its kind in whole of Karnataka.